Dr Asha Patel studied psychology and criminology at Keele University before training as a Clinical Psychologist. She was the youngest on her doctorate course and worked in hospitals, prisons and secure mental health hospitals before setting up her own award-winning community interest company Innovating Minds, which provides accessible psychological support to help people with emotional and mental health problems in education, training or employment.
Asha Patel and Sal McKeown summarise a Dutch observational study of parents’ praise and children’s self-esteem. The research finds that parents’ inflated praise predicted lower self-esteem in children, and also predicted higher narcissism, but only in children with high self-esteem.[read the full story...]